V. Tisa Hawkins is an Educational Consultant for the Legal Framework for the Child-Centered Special Education Process. She also serves on the Texas Sensory Support and the Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism Training (TSLAT) Networks. Ms. Hawkins provides professional development and support to educators, paraprofessionals, administrators, and parents. Before joining Region 18, she worked in the Ector County ISD for 27 years as a special education teacher, school administrator, and, most recently, a special education supervisor. Ms. Hawkins earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Texas and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. She is also a proud graduate of the Region 18 alternative teacher certification program.